First Alert Sunday as winter weather reaches Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Today is a First Alert Day – but that will only last into the morning hours. We are continuing to watch the current system make progress. Temperatures have hovered close to freezing all night but there haven’t been many reports of issues with freezing rain.

There has been a small accumulation on trees in some spots but those are all of the reports we’ve gotten. We continue to monitor this as the back edge of the precipitation moves closer. We aren’t completely out of the woods as temperatures are dangerously close to freezing and will be through sunrise. Still watch for slick spots if you’re walking or driving.

After this morning, we will begin to dry out a bit and temperatures will go back above freezing. That means if anyone has had problems with ice, they shouldn’t stretch very far into the day. I won’t say it will be a nice day. It will still be mainly cloudy and chilly. Highs only make it to the upper 30s to low 40s. There could even be a shower or two.

The week ahead looks much quieter. We should stay dry most of the week. Highs will be in the mid 40s on Monday before we return to the mid 50s for the rest of the week. There is another rain chance next weekend.

Be safe!

Meteorologist Leigh Brock

First Alert Forecast: 5am

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